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Khit Ostrov (Khit Island), Northern Karelia, Karelia Republic, Northern Region, Russia
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Latitude: 66°20'38"N
Longitude: 33°2'23"E
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Хит Остров
 
Khit Island is located in northern Karelia near Polyarnyi Krug (Polar Circle) railway station. On the island granitic pegmatite veins occur, where large uraninite crystals up to 5 cm size were mined before WWII.

Mineral List

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
'Biotite'
Clinochlore
Corundum
Corundum
var: Ruby

Fluorapatite
'Garnet'
Gedrite
Kyanite
Microcline
Pargasite
Quartz
Rutile
Staurolite
Titanite
Tschermakite
Uraninite
Zoisite


19 entries listed. 15 valid minerals.

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References

- Kozhevnikov Yu.A. (2010) Samotsvetnye tropy//Moscow,Mir Samotcvetov, 2010, 56p (in Rus).
- Громов А.В. Розовый корунд из Хитостровского проявления в Северной Карелии // Мир камня, 1993. №2.
- Серебряков Н.С. Петрология корундсодержащих пород чупинской толщи Беломорского подвижного пояса (на примере Чупинского сегмента). Диссертация на соискание степени к. г.-м. наук. Москва. ИГЕМ РАН. 2004. 208 стр.
- Стариков Ю.И. Отчет о результатах детальных поисковых работ на коллекционное сырье, проведенных в Карело-Кольском регионе за 1978-80 гг. ПО "Северкварцсамоцветы", Ленинград. 1980.

External Links

http://webmineral.ru/deposits/item.php?id=7 - Russian Database on Minerals and Localities (in Russian)
http://www.mirsamotcvetov.ru/contents.php?id=59 (in Russian, photos and maps)
http://geo.web.ru/druza/l-Khit-ostrov.htm A lot of photos (specimens from different collections) and maps (in Russian)

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